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The Wales Life, HW Sheik Papercraft

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 1, 2015, 3:24 PM

Since my last post I've started my new job in Wales and all is going well so far. I'm renting a room in someone's house for the time being. I live by the sea (facing the wrong way though) and have a fairly brisk drive to work, which luckily always a has a lot of space to park in the morning as I'm pretty bad at parking in general. My room in the house is quite good and definitely better than student accommodation I have lived in previously. It is cold though and hard to heat without the radiator being on constantly, so I'm looking forward to spring! Still, ultimately I want to have my own rented place, or move with someone I know I can get on with. But for now, this arrangement is saving me about £100-200 per month compared to other properties. Best of all, one of my best MSc friends is living and working in the next town over. He by comparison has a huge flat but you certainly have to pay for such things.

Earlier in January I went to another WW2 airsoft game. In fact, a site we went to once last year. That was really fun. I helped clear a 'minefield' with a bangalore torpedo prop, hosed a bunch of Jerries in a quick flanking move, and flailed about in a last do-or-die mass charge against the German base.
  photo sten_zpsd5y16it5.jpg <- Doing what I do best: sitting down and shooting, with good old 'Stenedict Arnold', which has lost a pin to secure the rotating magwell, so is taped up a bit at the front. I'm still on the quest to get better fitting woolen gear.

Did you know Hyrule Warriors is rippable? As usual someone on the internet has figure these things out, and like a skulking vulture, I come to acquire some 3D content for papercraft purposes.

There are some problems though. Characters who have things like skirts, cloaks and other wobbly parts often have geometry detached, missing or completely scrambled. My first look was at a Twili Midna, for which a HD model...would be ace. But her lower cloak is irreparably garbled, and I supposed there's already 2 versions available already: mine and Squeezycheesecake's basic posed collab, and Paper Jukes detailed though under-edited version.

One of the unbroken models was Sheik. I love her new design so I'm going to get around to editing this to build. I have my printer and tools with me so there's no reason why I can't work on something here in Wales. After all, ME2 Tali, Mordin and numerous N64 models were made while I was away from home. (I do lack a camera though... :hmm: )

 photo sheik_zpsxd3q1z23.jpg

She'll be posed to approximate one of the official artwork pics. Though not quite as slinky and arched as I'd never be able to make her without her falling over. Stay tuned!

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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: ZREO
  • Watching: GameInformer's Raw Danger Super Replay
  • Playing: Skyrim, Smash Bros Wii U
  • Drinking: Pepsi Max


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Chris Gilman
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
About Me:
Petroleum geologist and artistic dabbler from the north west of England and currently working in Wales.

I'm fascinated with historical military designs, particularly from about 1800-1920 and all the related themes that go with them. The Napoleonic and colonial eras up until WWI and the Interwar period are my favourite areas of inspiration. Aww who am I kidding, WW2 is also very interesting to read up on as well.

My drawn art is mix of dieselpunk military, real world history, characters from my fictional scenario, fantasy characters and fan art of whatever is on my mind at the time.

Besides that I design and build papercraft models using 3D data from games. I've worked on a whole bunch over the years from games on the N64, GC/Wii and PC. The templates are freely distributed in my gallery or over on my old blog. If you ever build any I'm always thrilled to see any pictures you might have! If you have any questions or need help, just ask through a comment or note!

Find me on Steam, the Wii U, and (rarely) Origin, as XenonRay.

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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Remember me? :XD: N64fan from the old forum?
I made a few more papercraft designs: Paper Warner siblings by AGiLE-EaGLE1994
XenonRay Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah of course! :p
Good stuff, keep it up!
AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
zeexto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Happy Birthday! :D
XenonRay Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo: 

It's August 30th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year! 

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love: 

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Thanks for your continuing support!
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